August 4, 2010

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

We're well into the mowing season now and it's likely that you've heard the wonderful, 'mower blade meets rock' noise a few times. You might have also heard, 'mower blade meets tree root,' or even our favorite, 'mower blade meets random piece of metal that we think our son brought out to the lawn.'

Regardless of the specifics, our guess is that your blades need sharpening. Your options are (in increasing order of ruggedness) to 1) buy a new blade 2) bring your beat up blade to the hardware store and have them sharpen it or 3) sharpen it yourself.

If you've never sharpened a mower blade before, it's not too difficult and when it's all said and done it gives you that nice glow of self-sufficiency.

If you're interested, here are a couple videos that seem like a good place to start...

This guy just uses a bench grinder:

And this one is slightly more involved:

If this is all very discouraging, there is a nice selection of mower blades over at

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at August 4, 2010 5:19 AM
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Ya know Dremel has this nifty little attachment that allows you to sharpen the blade right on the mower. Works great and is cheap.

Posted by: ThatOneGuy at October 14, 2010 12:11 PM
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